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The Hockey News - - THE STRAIGHT EDGE -

SVECH­NIKOV: Though North Amer­i­can op­po­nents have been chal­leng­ing him since he ar­rived in Muskegon, Svech­nikov isn’t a fighter and knows he is more use­ful to his team when he’s on the ice, not in the box. He was sus­pended for a head shot at the end of the sea­son, but it was more care­less than ma­li­cious.

ZAD­INA: “He has a little more of a pres­ence in­side,” said one scout. “Both go into traf­fic, and both go hard along the walls.” Zad­ina is a skill guy and got a crash course in CHL hockey early, get­ting knocked head­first into the boards dur­ing his first pre-sea­son game and ab­sorb­ing a huge open-ice hit one month later. But he never shied away from con­tact. EDGE: ZAD­INA

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